30-minute weekly radio program for June 14, 2011. We present Heather Rogers' 2005 video documentary, "Gone Tomorrow: The Hidden Life of Garbage" (complete), plus introduction and other commentary by me.
It's about the growing mountains of waste generated by our consumer economy based on disposable products. It's about the inability of recycling programs to actually recycle most of the stuff they receive. It's about the massive "Keep America Beautiful" anti-littering campaign--an industry ploy designed to head off anti-disposables legislation.
We end with a couple minutes on plastic waste from Annie Leonard's "The Story of Bottled Water."
"Gone Tomorrow" was adapted to radio by Robin Upton (www.unwelcomeguests.net).
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